Basinger Featured at El Paso Film Festival

Jeanine Basinger, Chair and Corwin Fuller Professor of Film Studies, was a featured speaker at the El Paso Texas “Plaza Classic Film Festival,” according to The El Paso Times.

Chales Horak, the festival’s artistic director, described Basinger as “one of the most important film scholars alive today.” She founded the Wesleyan University’s Cinema Archives, which includes the historical documents of Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Frank Capra, and actor Richard Widmark, among others.

Basinger introduced the films “Night and the City,” staring Widmark, “Mildred Pierce,” staring Joan Crawford, and “Swing Time” staring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, as well as spoke on a panel about classic films and screenwriting.